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Talk: Talk about the animals in the book. Find puzzle pieces or stuffed toys that are the same animals. Discuss if they are the same color as the book or different colors.
Play: Make a bear mask inspired by Pinterest and play being a bear walking over the mountain. Pretend to see some of the animals from “Brown Bear.”
Write: Draw a mountain for your child. Have your child draw a path for the bear. Write or draw some things the bear will see on his walk.
The Aurora Free Library and the Hazard Library Association offer many services for raising a reader. Our website began with funding from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.
Our goal is to partner with the families of Cayuga County and assure that every child arrives at school with the foundation for reading success. Five simple practices make this goal a reality.
Our website is designed to allow you to view, listen, learn and then turn off the screen to talk, sing, play, read and write with your child. Success takes only your time and attention. You are your child’s first and best teacher. Like you, our libraries take this role very seriously. Together we raise readers.
I had a mother that read to me and it changed everything. I loved the world of books long before I went to school. We want all parents to build this love of story and information found inside the cover of books and in rich family conversations. We want everyone to talk, sing, read, write and play with their child from infancy throughout childhood.
Librarian, Mother and Grandmother
I read to my children when they were young and not so young. It is an exclusive time, without distraction. The impact of reading to a child is felt by both the child and the reader.
Parent and Owner of Cardboard-Atlantis
Twenty minute storytime with books, songs and fingerplays followed by free play time until 10:30 a.m. The library will open at 9:00 a.m.
Visit our Facebook Page to see some of the story hour visitors!
All pre-school children AND their caregivers are invited to attend these fun filled times here at Hazard. Every Tuesday that Southern Cayuga Schools are open we have this opportunity to get together and enjoy the wonderful things that can happen in a library. Songs, activities, and of course, stories and books. The library will open at 9:00 a.m.
The Aurora Library offers workshops for parents, caregivers and childcare providers based on the five practices for raising a reader. The workshops are based on research and give practical ideas for talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. The emphasize the parents role as a child’s first and best teacher and are very interactive.
TumbleBook Library through Finger Lakes Library System. To use this you will need a Finger Lakes Library System (FLLS) card.
TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which are created from existing picture books. TumbleBooks also includes a collection of full length, unabridged classics in audio format and a small collection of books in French, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese.
Also available are puzzles, games and quizzes. Create a list of Favorites for easy access or preload a number of TumbleBooks in an online player in order to be played one after another. The entire site can also be viewed in Spanish and French.